GPS used to find shooting victim

The body of Kareen Wylder of North Charleston was found in the parking lot of a North Charleston post office Tuesday. Wylder had been shot at least twice, reports state.

The man whose body was found with gunshot wounds outside a North Charleston post office was located through a vehicle tracking device after his brother became concerned that he was missing, according to an incident report released Wednesday.

The North Charleston Police Department have developed no motives or suspects in Tuesday’s shooting death of 30-year-old Kareen Wylder of North Charleston, according to spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Wylder’s body was found in the passenger seat of his dark green Chevrolet Tahoe shortly before 5 p.m. outside the Pinehaven post office on McMillan Avenue. Wylder was shot at least twice, in the upper right shoulder and the top of the head, the report states. An autopsy Wednesday confirmed that he died of multiple gunshot wounds, Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kelly Kraus said.

A man who had stopped at the post office on his way to work saw family members screaming near Wylder’s body, and he called 911.

“Oh my God,” the caller said, according to a copy of the 911 recording released Wednesday under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. “I think he’s dead. It looks like he got shot in the head.”

Wylder’s brother had found the body in the passenger seat of the sport utility vehicle, according to the report. Wylder, who was known as Shawn, had been missing since Monday night. His brother called Wylder’s girlfriend, who then contacted the dealership where the SUV had been bought. The dealership tracked the Chevrolet to the post office through a Global Positioning System device.

Three people who called 911 after the discovery could not say whether any possible assailants were in the area. Authorities have not discussed when they think Wylder was slain.

The callers described only the bullet wounds that Wylder had suffered and the grieving relatives crying and cursing near the SUV. “They came out of the post office, and they started screaming, saying their brother was shot,” one woman told a dispatcher. “The lady, she just started screaming. The other guy said ... their brother was shot inside the vehicle.”

Andrew Knapp contributed to this report.

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